MT. VERNON, WASH. - Eddie Gordon is a man of many talents.
"I would say artist/farmer or farmer/artist," explained Gordon, the owner of Gordon Skagit Farms.
A visit to this Halloween wonderland is a journey into his imagination.
Gordon said, "I get a lot of people coming in and saying, 'Who does the artwork? Who sets up the displays?' I have a vision for the farm, hopefully in sort of an unconventional way."
As a third-generation farmer, Eddie grows a diverse crop of quirky gourds from seeds obtained all around the world.
"People really get into these really cool different shapes and colors," Gordon said.
As a trained artist, he sets this bounty to a backdrop of his own creation, including paintings of the local landscape, a metalwork sculpture and meticulously arranged displays of the farm's harvest of pumpkins, apples, and gourds.
In addition to the pick-it-yourself pumpkin patch and packed produce stands, the farm even features even a haunted (but not too scary) barn bringing this spooktacular season to life.
"It's just like a great, visual, exciting experience for everybody," said Gordon. "Just make it magical."
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